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Official verification of certification
status of Certified Hand Therapist
(CHT) is available to all interested parties.



The Mary Kasch Hand Therapy Certification Scholarship provides opportunities for professional development by providing financial support to an OT/PT interested in pursuing certification in hand therapy.
  • 2015 Salary and Benefits Survey

    by HTCC ADMIN | Apr 06, 2015
    The Hand Therapy Certification Commission would like to invite you to participate in a very important survey related to SALARY & BENEFITS for hand therapists. This survey is conducted every two years and the results of this year's survey will be compared to the 2013 survey. The survey will be open from April 1 to May 15, 2015. One contact hour of education will be awarded at the end of the survey. CHTs can submit this hour in Category G for recertification. Please make an important contribution to your profession by completing this survey!


  • Wound Assessment and Advances in Management Handout

    by HTCC ADMIN | Mar 09, 2015

    Please click on the following link to download the handout "Wound Assessment and Advances in Management" from the Philadelphia Meeting.

  • Exam Prep Panel Outlines Available to Download

    by HTCC ADMIN | Mar 02, 2015

    Please click here to download the Exam Prep Panel outlines for HTCC's Panel at the 2015 Philadelphia Hand Symposium.


  • AMP CHT Exam Candidate Experience Video

    by HTCC ADMIN | Apr 15, 2014

    Please click here to watch a short video designed for CHT examination candidates which provides an overview of computer-based testing procedures. We hope this video will increase your comfort level by outlining the process leading up to the test administration and letting you know what to expect on your testing day.


Who is a Certified Hand Therapist?

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.



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2015 Exams
May 4 - 9
November 2 - 7

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Continuing Education

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Courses range from CE courses, Certification Programs, Fellowship and Independent Study.